YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/gd1L-njmY7M
FOR ADOPTION! Note: Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.
(For more pics, visit nr2r.petfinder.com or www.RoadtoRescueLA.org)
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:
PLEASE read profile thoroughly BEFORE applying:
DOG APPLICATION LINK: http://www.roadtorescuela.org/dog-application
Intake date: 11/18/2023
2 years old
Adoption fee: $250, which includes vetting, microchip
Good with other dogs: yes
Cats: unknown – we do not have cats to be able to test
Vetting and other: altered (spayed/neutered), up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm negative, fecal negative, on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention, microchipped
Health issues: none found
Temperament: VERY cautious at first; requires person that will let her warm up to them (happens quickly but we want experienced only)
Energy level: low-medium
Groom needs: medium
Biography: Mariposa came to us from a municipal shelter. She was an owner surrender due to a new baby. She was very barky, snappy and growly when she first came to us. It took us some time to get all of the intake processes done but we managed. We let her decompress for a few days before sending her to our vet but they also had to go through all the emotions of Miss Mariposa as well. Once she came back to us, she seemed relieved. LOL. She definitely has her favorites at the rescue and some, who haven’t really gotten to know her, she will bark at. What we need for her is a home that is quiet with preferably a female-only household and no children. Since she is a pint-size dynamo she just needs some nurturing and love and someone to help her with her trust issues. She does come around really quickly and food is something that wins her over but it still takes a little time. She tends to panic when you pick her up but we just go really slow and reassure her and she calms down. If you have the know-how and experience handling little dogs like Mariposa, we welcome your application. Once you win her over… she is amazing! Just watch her video keeping in mind… we were new to her just a few days ago!
*We do adopt out of state provided the adopter is willing and able to travel to us once approved. We do not ship or transport our animals and there is no exception to this rule.
*Most of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!
*PREDATORS: IF THIS DOG IS UNDER 10 POUNDS, the dog is to be monitored and protected when outside at all times! PREDATOR-THREAT IS A REAL DANGER! For example, a hawk tried to pick up a Chihuahua owned by a friend visiting Ninna’s house… RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE VISITOR. Thankfully the visitor was watching the dog and the hawk was wrestled off of the Chihuahua but it did require an ER visit and she is was very lucky to survive. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!
*NO SMALL CHILDREN!! As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended. Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children. KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE VISITING GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL! Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents.
*HOUSETRAINING: We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.
*KENNELING: We always recommend kenneling when you cannot supervise your dog. This helps with housetraining and any destructive tendencies until you get to know your knew addition.
*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.
*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That’s our guarantee.
Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue primarily small-breed dogs and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes. DOG APPLICATION LINK: http://www.roadtorescuela.org/dog-application
Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.
Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption NOR does it guarantee the adoption.
CONTACT: Our adoptable pets are updated regularly, but if you want to check the availability of a pet... OR still have questions AFTER reading this profile, message us via our Facebook page. Please indicate the name when communicating with us.
On-line adoption application required. If approved and at adoption we require adoption agreement, spay/neuter contract for puppies/kittens - adoption fees vary from $85 for felines and $150-$250 for dogs (varying depending on age, health, behavior, etc.) Adopters must have responsible dog-ownership history and stellar vet reference if applying to adopt a dog and vice versa for cats.